I cannot believe the sheer stupidity of those responsible for …

Comment on Someone is going to die at this crossing, say councillors by Janet Brown.

I cannot believe the sheer stupidity of those responsible for this deliberate obstacle to our town. What happened to OH&S risk management here. It is clear to all there was none. Imagine this – a semi with three tankers of fuel similar situation but with semi slamming on brakes rolling exploding. The death toll would be in 30s plus. Imagine a similar event with the cyanide tankers coming through that would kill everything in a 20 km radius. You think the federal government would remove this ASAP and sack the morons who designed and stamped the approval. And speed limits will not assist when someone just runs out in front of cars or trucks.

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Someone is going to die at this crossing, say councillors
@Leigh. Just about as ironic as your use of the M word. Lol.


Someone is going to die at this crossing, say councillors
@bob so what is that you are saying?
Is it that those people using this area are not smart enough to ensure personal safety and that of their children? And they need people like yourself to educate them in safety?
We all know that you believe in and support socialism, give people credit that they can think for themselves and they don’t need more paternal interference in their lives pointing out the obvious.
And my apocalyptic visions of disasters that may befall Alice Springs is not scare mongering it is clearly defining the probability of possibility. In OH&S terms it is called putting together a risk management observation. If we do this, that may happen.
So we change this so that will not happen. Not rocket science Bob. It is referred to as the common sense approach.
The probabilities being high to ensure potential loss of many lives with the continuation of this crossing remaining where it is or crossing lights at or near the dump turn off that can be used to cross this busy intersection with safety.
No-one can guarantee safety for stupid and reckless behaviour. But for those with safety in mind lights would 99% ensure feelings of safety.


Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Planning another plan
We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.


Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.


Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.


GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.


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